Country Cottage Journal…Beginning the Year in the Garden

Now is the time to sort out seeds and get sowing underway. January passes very quickly…we’re already halfway through! First of all, ensure all trays and pots used for sowing are scrupulously clean. No need to use chemicals for this, as soapy water, clean rinsing water and air-drying will ensure a perfect result. I have used this method for the past eleven years and it has never failed. Always use a good compost if you cannot make your own. The John Innes recipe is perfect, but can be difficult to get it all together… 2 parts sterilized loam 1 part…